84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #39,632
United States Rank #46,148
Reach 0.0025%


Release 3 12.00%
Release 2 78.00%
Release 1 10.00%

Other programs by Illustrate

dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder


dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 21.51 MB (22,556,595 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 32% of users of dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder.dat
Estimated size: 21.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder

  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - dBpowerAMP (Auxiliary)
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll - Explorer Property Handler
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • MusicConverter.exe - Music Converter Application
  • DirectShow.dll - DirectShow
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • CDGrab.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dMCAudioCDInput' with the ProgID of 'dMC.AudioCD.Autorun' and the action verb 'open.
  • CDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dCW' with the ProgID of 'dCW.AudioCD.Burn' and the action verb 'open.

How do I remove dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove dBpoweramp DirectShow Decoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 10 6%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows XP 36.00%
Windows Vista 18.00%
Windows 10 6.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.24%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.58%
  France 8.77%
  Canada 8.77%
  Spain 7.02%
  Germany 7.02%
  United Kingdom 7.02%
  RS 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  MK 1.75%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Dominican Republic 1.75%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Australia 1.75%
  Mexico 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.33%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
American Megatrends 16.67%
ASUS 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Lenovo 6.67%
Medion 6.67%
Gateway 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Common models
American Megatrends Inc. ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.94%
ECS G31T-M7 2.94%
BIOSTAR Group N68PA-M2T 2.94%
BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S 2.94%
MSI MS-7302 2.94%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.